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post #1 of 29 Old 12-24-2008, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Saw a guy pay $925 for guages and installation

I went buy a big name 4 X 4 place last night to pick up some carrier bearing spacers and the guy in front of me bought EGT, Trans and Boost guage. I overheard the chages of 65 bucks for the 3 hole pillar pod, 325 for labor and 535 for the 3 guages. That just seems real high to me. The guy just ask for budget line guages and he whipped out the visa card. I was planning on spending around 325 for my guages and installing them myself. I did my Buick Grand national and it took me about 2 hours, What is a fair price to pay for labor?

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thats a lot of money, I paid 300 all together for my gauges and pillar and had them all installed in three hours, i know it will be different in a 6.0 but I wouldnt think you would have a problem doing them yourself

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wow im in the wrong buisness $925 for a set of gauges

I will do the install for 300
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yep thats way to high. should only take around two hours to install

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I went buy a big name 4 X 4 place last night to pick up some carrier bearing spacers and the guy in front of me bought EGT, Trans and Boost guage. I overheard the chages of 65 bucks for the 3 hole pillar pod, 325 for labor and 535 for the 3 guages. That just seems real high to me. The guy just ask for budget line guages and he whipped out the visa card. I was planning on spending around 325 for my guages and installing them myself. I did my Buick Grand national and it took me about 2 hours, What is a fair price to pay for labor?
holy crap.... what kind of gauges did he get?

labor to install gauges out here is 250 bucks.... gauges he could of got for around 300 bucks...
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was this 4 wheel parts, because that would explain everything.



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I got 2 gauges installed for $140.
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Buy 3 or 4 autometer cobalts at retail and that is nearly 800.
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I picked up 3 autometer cobalts w/ gauge pod and paint for $350. Installed it myself, only took about 2 and a half hours or so.

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Buy 3 or 4 autometer cobalts at retail and that is nearly 800.
yah but noone sells them at Retail.... i dont know of anyone that sells anything at retail...
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